Dr Simidele Dosekun

Post:Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies (Media and Film)
Personal homepage:simidosekun.com

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877624
International:+44 1273 877624

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I am a lecturer in media and cultural studies, with research interests in gender and feminism in Africa, transnational feminist cultural studies, and global consumer cultures. Before joining Sussex in 2016, I was a fellow in qualitative research methods at the London School of Economics.

I received my PhD in gender and cultural studies in 2015 from the department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. I have a master’s in gender studies from the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, and a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University.

Before academia, I worked in publishing in Nigeria, running an independent publishing house, Kachifo Limited.


Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

Community and Business

Select public writing and commentary

Series co-editor, “Feminist Africa: putting Africa’s feminist thinking on the intellectual map,” Open Democracy 50:50, available at ww.opendemocracy.net 

“Who wrote the gender script?” Podcast interview with Talking Heads, The Africa Centre, Cape Town, available at: http://www.talkingheads.org.za/podcasts


Select public speaking/moderating

Panelist, "Africa Together: Reimagining Africa" conference, Cambridge University, 2015.

Panelist, Symposium on African Women's Rights and Resilience, Barnard College, 2014. 

Moderator, "Books for the Masses: Publishing Genre Fiction in Africa," Africa Writes Literary Festival 2014.